Braden's Hope for Childhood Cancer awards $183,000 to Children's Mercy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A local organization presented two grants to doctors at Children's Mercy Hospital totaling more than $183,000 on Monday.

Braden's Hope for Childhood Cancer gave a $100,000 grant to Dr. Kathleen Neville at Children's Mercy Hospital in conjunction with Dr. Giselle Sholler at the Helen DeVos Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich. The second grant of $83,236 was given to Dr. Douglas Myers of Children's Mercy Hospital and Dr. Thomas Yankee from the University of Kansas Medical Center.

The grants go toward fighting childhood cancer.

Braden's Hope for Childhood Cancer is a local organization started by Deliece Hofen after her youngest son Braden was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. She was diagnosed with breast cancer around the same time and realized there were tons of resources for her but very little for her son.

In 2013, they awarded their first $100,000 grant. 

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